Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/rings



Could these be ral diamonds???

Thanks for the photos, however the focus is off and I honestly cannot see the stones very well. WhatI csan say is the settings appear to be sterling silver: Look for the mark "sterling" or 925 on the rings to see if silver. Diamonds of that size simply would not be set in sterling, at least, not in 99.9% of the time!

The look of the gems does not show the reflective qualities of diamonds, even if out of focus, appearing more like a simulated diamond such as glass, CZ or other manmade simulant.

The only way to really know is have a jeweler look at the stones and let you know.

Best wishes on what ever you have there. Enjoy the rings even if not diamonds.
God Bless and Peace.  Thomas.

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Have a question about jewelry repair or working with precious metal jewelry and gemstones? For many years up to December 31, 2010, I was a working professional bench jeweler, involved everyday with setting stones in mountings, designing and making jewelry, repairing and limited custom manufacture. If you work with jewelry as a hobby or as a profession, I might be able to help. I deal with the retail business, not mass production. Ask privately if you wish. See the box for that: It keeps your question between us. Please DO NOT ask MAKER'S MARKS, but metal quality marks are fine to ask. Please DO NOT ask diamond prices. See a gemologist for that.


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